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Blogging under extreme stress

How To: Blog Under Extreme Pressures

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I guess its common sense that you shouldn’t blog when you are sick. That’s why i am going to tell you how to blog under extreme pressures in this article.

Many of you are just plain paranoid about blogging regularly. First things first, you will not die if you don’t blog today. Your blog will not suffer any major consequences. You must have come across many guides on blogging that say blog regularly, and as much as its true, its not the only means for you to keep your blog active.

Here are some things that i experimented to keep my blogging on its natural course and to eliminate the blogging stress :

1. Schedule your Blog posts

Its a good thing to blog daily but if you have more than two posts in a queue then i had better publish only one post today and keep the next one for tomorrow. You never know what’s gonna happen the next day. God forbid, you may fall sick, your girlfriend decides to break up with you or your boss invites you for dinner and saying no is not an option. There are many disasters when it comes to blogging too.

schedule your blog posts for bad times

There are steps you can take if these things happen. Always make it a habit to schedule your posts to be published at a specified time. If you are on a WordPress platform, the CMS has already a schedule post option in the post editor section. Just set the date and time when you wish your post to be live, and you are done!

2. Don’t be Lazy

Many of us tend to get lazy when it comes to blog, just like studies. To be honest, i hate studies and i study at exam time only. I know its not a good practice but lately i am trying to change my routine.

dont get lazy while blogging

You should never develop a lazy habit when blogging, and i am confident when i say that, just leave blogging if you don’t have a passion for it. You will achieve wonders if you do what you are good at…Seriously!

3. Out of ideas? Adopt traditional methods.

If you are out of topics to write on your blog and realize your blog concentrates on a particular niche rather than the whole world news, don’t get tensed. Just revert to the traditional means for finding articles such as TV, Newspaper, Magazines etc.

dont get frustrated or confused in blogging

Take for example your blog is related to technology. Purchase a newspaper such as Times of India or Deccan Herald and check out the Technology page. You will find many articles out there related to your genre. Just pick one and start blogging. You can also go for Chip magazine, Jasubhai Digital Media or other such good magazines.

revert to magazines for tech articles as source posts

Better than all you can also tune in to your Cable TV and watch NDTV Good Times. Rajiv Makhni is a very well know Tech Guru. You can get tons of ideas out there. Another good one is BBC Click for all your tech news.

Just 2 days back, a friend of mine asked me how do you get ideas to blog, where do you find your sources? My reply to him was very simple, The Internet. Don’t get too complex about posting original stuff everytime. If you are in a hurry and there is no other option left you can go to Mashable.com, just copy paste their blog post article and give a link back to their blog post boldly at the bottom of the post.

NOTE: This method is not considered harmful for your blog’s SEO if you do it the right way, i.e. by giving link to their post. But don’t use this method too many times as link-heavy posts are not good for your blog’s health.

4. Don’t get frustrated, Sip a Cup of Coffee, Relax!

Blogging continuously for hours will lose your concentration. Take breaks after you have made a post. Go out for a walk or sit in the sun for a while. Drink coffee and listen to soft music. Doing meditation and Yoga are the best procedures to regain your concentration immediately.

sip a cup of coffee and relax in between blogging

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Google pulls off yet another Xmas trick - this time it is Let it Snow

“Let it Snow” on Google is yet another Christmas surprise which will amaze you!

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Google has startled us with another of its easter eggs, only this time its better. You will be left bewildered after you type in “Let it Snow” in the Google search box. Try it now.

As you know its Christmas time, every year Google manages to pull off a stunt that has nothing but praises for the Global Search Engine. I got the news of this new Google Xmas trick when someone posted a tweet on Twitter. Soon that phrase was scouring all over the internet, Facebook, Google+, Twitter, you name it.

Look at what is the result after a snow fall on Google.

Let it Snow on Google

You can also make signs and symbols after your screen is covered with moisture with a simple drag of the cursor. If you want to go back to a clear screen, just press the blue Defrost button. Isn’t it creative?

Just a month back Google had revealed a Do a Barrel Roll trick which made the whole webpage to do a roll on us. If Google keeps up with these unusual yet amazing tricks i sure as hell won’t hesitate to make Google my wife!

Did you like this new Google trick? Please post in a comment to share your joy with us.

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facebook subscribe button tutorial

How To: Embed a Facebook Subscribe button on your Website

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As you all know Facebook recently had launched a Subscribe feature with which you could Subscribe to a person’s public or m

ost important updates on Facebook without the need to be his/her friend.

Just a few days ago, the social network decided to release its Subscribe button for blogs and websites too. Now you can embed the Subscribe button on your WordPress blog or any other site by simply inserting a few lines of code into a post or page. It works just like the Facebook Like button.

facebook subscribe button for websites

On clicking the Subscribe button, users will immediately get subscribed to your public updates on Facebook. This way you can increase your subscribers count easily, furthermore you can also make sure your content gets delivered to more people via Facebook.

iFrame Subscribe button:

<iframe src="//www.facebook.com/plugins/subscribe.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fzuck&amp;layout=standard&amp;show_faces=true&amp;colorscheme=light&amp;font&amp;width=450" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" style="border:none; overflow:hidden; width:450px;" allowTransparency="true"></iframe>

NOTE: Please replace the red portion of the code with your Facebook Profile url and you are good to go.

XFBML Subscribe button:

The XFBML button consists of two codes, the Javascript and the actual code where you want the button to appear.

The Javascript:

<div id="fb-root"></div>
<script>(function(d, s, id) {
  var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];
  if (d.getElementById(id)) return;
  js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id;
  js.src = "//connect.facebook.net/en_GB/all.js#xfbml=1";
  fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);
}(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk'));</script>

Make sure to insert the above code possibly in your header.php if you are on a WordPress blog.

The Code:

<fb:subscribe href="https://www.facebook.com/zuck" show_faces="true" width="450"></fb:subscribe>

NOTE: Simply replace the red portion with your Facebook profile url and insert the code where you want the button to get displayed.

If you would like to further customize your Subscribe button please head to this page and personalize it the way you want! Enjoy coding.

If you have any questions, please drop a word to us. Enjoyed this tutorial? Please comment.

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Google Music launching very soon

Google Music to debut next Wednesday. Free music on Android!

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Have you heard of Google Music? If not then its time to sign up and enjoy listening to free music on your favorite Android device. Yes Google Music is the latest Cloud based Music service launched by the Google Inc. which was introduced early this year. But its going big this time.

Google Music can be streamed directly from your

computer browser or from any compatible Android device. The big new is Google is planning to move Google Music from Beta phase to making it public next wednesday. Google Music is apparently making haste and has still not yet purchased the licenses from the record companies to avail the music rights.

Google Music now in Beta stage

Many famous record companies like Sony Music Entertainment and Warner Music Group haven’t yet finalized the agreement between Google launching its cloud music service. CNET reporters suggest that currently talks are going on but rumors suggests that the results aren’t looking positive.

Google has not had a good run with labels and top entertainment providers such as Viacom recently. Only future will tell us if Google Music will be successfully launched as planned and we all wish it good luck. We all know, by providing music streaming for free, Google Music will become the no. 1 service and will also pose as a threat to Apple’s very own popular cloud music service, iTunes.

If you want you can sign up and request an invite to try out the new music service by visiting Google Music. Please note that this service is currently available for users in United States only as it is in Beta.

Experience Google Music on your favorite android device

Already Android sales have beat iPhone sales this year. Rest assured, Apple will be surely looking for some kind of epiphany to bump its sales if Google Music takes off.

Source: CNET

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Gmail Preview Pane launched

Gmail Preview Pane launched. Browse mails faster

Gmail just yesterday launched its new gadget or shall i say a Labs feature, the Preview Pane. As the name suggests its use, the widget is used to preview your mails rather than opening them completely.

Gmail Preview Pane enable

To enable this feature just goto your mail settings, select the Labs tab. Enter preview as your search word. Click on the Preview pane result. Mark the Enable checkbox and click Save changes.

gmail-preview-pane-settings

When the page gets reloaded, you will see a small list button at the side of your navigation buttons. Just click it and you will be shown with a dropdown box. Select Vertical Split or Horizontal split according to your desire. A new sidebar will be launched. Just click on any mail message and you will be previewing it on your preview pane in no time.

Gmail Preview Pane in action

Quite an easy way to check your messages isn’t it? I for one think its very arduous and time consuming to sit and open each unread mail and press back to return to the inbox. With this feature a lot of mails can be read in a short time.

Folks at TechCrunch and Mashable are regarding this as a messed up and an incomplete product but i beg to differ.

Tell us what you think about this new contraption! Is it a GO or a NO-GO?

Why Twitter is better than Facebook

Recently a lot of developers and bloggers had a healthy debate among the two most popular social media sites Twitter and Facebook.

Although Facebook ranks no. 2 in Traffic , whereas Twitter is at no. 9 , it is still treated as a better media tool by developers than Facebook. Here are some reasons why they say so:

1)      Quick Addition Of Friends In Twitter as compared to Facebook

In twitter you just have to just follow your friend in order to add him in your list, which is very easy as compared to Facebook in which you have to send a request to your friend and then also if he accepts your request you get added into his list and vice-versa.

2)      Facebook Limits your friendList

In Facebook you have a limit to add your friends. You cannot add more than 5000 friends in your friend list. Whereas in twitter you don’t have that limitation , irrespective in those cases where you don’t have any followers and you are following everybody , in that case twitter restricts your following limit to 2000.

3)      Twitter is for whom you want to know

Facebook acts as a communicating media between us and the one whom we already know, whereas Twitter is a media between us and those whom we want to know. Thus twitter provides us with knowledge , ideas about those companies / Personalities whom we really are interested in .

4)      No wastage of time in Playing Games

Unlike in Facebook , you don’t waste your time in twitter playing games  , liking your friends quote , tagging on his photo , or poking uselessly .

5)      Less Security Issues in Twitter than Facebook

Since you don’t post your personal pictures on twitter , nor you give your personal detail on it , there is nothing to hide in twitter  which results in full transparency + No Security issues , which in case of Facebook is present in bulk.

6)      Anyone can post on your  Facebook  wall

A major drawback of default settings of facebook is that any member of your friend list can post anything any your wall , which can even sometimes degrade you image in the society , whereas in twitter you can’t tweet on somebody’ wall.

7)      A new world of Hashtags in twitter

In twitter you can easily make your own community by writing “#” before anything. With the introduction of hashtags in twitter the amount of real time search’s in twitter has increased magnificently. Where as in Facebook you have to first join a community and then post on that community which consumes a lot of time.

Thus, these are some of the reasons why most of the developers in the techworld preferred Twitter as a better social media tool than Facebook.

 

How to Sell Old Mobiles for Decent Price?

Howdy Readers,

The world is growing, Technology advances are taking place in exponential pace. It is the Age of iPhones, Tablets and Touch devices..Nothing stays “new”, Today’s Smart Phone will be Older and Outdated if you move 6 months down the line… We always (Geeks/One who loves technology) want to Upgrade our Phones, OS, what not?, anything which is NEW..

What about your Old Gadgets? It wont decay for Sure… Here is a way, why not sell your old mobiles for some decent price and invest it on your dream gadget which is just out in Market… All we need is to find some place where we get cash for mobiles which are used.

One Such Good Place recently I came across is cash for mobile. All you need to do is visit the site cashformobile.com and follow these simple steps..

  • Search
  • Sell
  • Send
  • Get Paid

Step 1: Search for the Phone which you want to Sell from this List

Step 2: Sell your Mobile for  for a fixed price,  the Cash for mobile phone will be already set depending on your phone model.

Step 3: Send your Mobile Phone via Mail. No Restriction that you have to send Phone Charger(Just phone is enough).

Step 4: You will receive the payment within few Days..

That’s it!  To begin the Process just Visit cashformobile.com and follow the instructions.. We hope this Post helped you get rid of your old mobile  by selling at a good price. With this money, you can switch to the brand new phone which is out there in the market!

Sony Ericsson Says Goodbye to Symbian!

Here is some hot stuff for the Day..Sony Ericsson has just made an Official Announcement that it is No Longer going to Continue with Nokia Headed Symbian Operating System.. Sony Ericsson chooses Android and Windows Phone 7 over Symbian… Google’s Android must be in Cloud 9 to hear this Sweet News…

The above Pie Chart Shows you the Market Share of Mobile OS as of Q2 2009.. This is Soon Going to be an History(Already in Making).. Reason? The Google ANDROID power.. (WP7 is also in Picture)

Stats

Symbian had a Market Share of 51% which dropped to 41% in 2010.. While the Android, which had mere 2% Share has gone up to 17% in 2010 Q2.. And the Story Never ends.. with Sony Ericsson dropping Symbian for its future Phones.. This could still negatively impact on Symbian OSs Stats…

Any Comments?

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Now Google changes it’s color as you type

Note: This time the new logo is seen only in Google UK.

Google just rocked us all by logo powered by HTML5 which left us astonished. And right in the next day, Google put up another amazing logo – which, by default, is grey and gets back its color as you enter your search query.

Google logo as on 08/09/10

Google logo as on 08/09/10

Rush to Google UK right now and have some fun. Here is one fun activity to do:

Put yourself to Kindergarten: Name the colors in the Google logo [But without giving a search query]

Google maybe the homepage for millions but even a hundred of them can’t name the colors of the logo when offline. I said to myself (When offline) that the order of colors in the Google logo was

Blue, Red, Green, Red, Yellow, Blue

But the existing truth was

Blue, Red, Yellow, Blue, Green, Red

I told yesterday that the HTML5 logo maybe because of Google’s birthday. But Mani Vishwanathan, one of the active reader in Chaaps, made me think by his comment – If it was Google’s birthday, is Google born only in UK and US? Whatever, Go enjoy the stuff at Google UK.

I thought the changing of Logos in Google was due to Birthday celebrations and I am (probably) wrong. What’s your take on these awesome logos getting updated daily?

How to Run a Web Server on S60 Mobile Phones!

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Yes! You read it right!! Here is a way you can Turn your Mobile into a Web server! Sounds Great isn’t it? You can Host your Files on your favorite s60 mobile device which serves webpages!! Start and Stop your Server whenever you want! What Not, This Server even Supports PHP Scripts and you could even Install hell lot of simple CMS which allows to manage your Content!! All Running on your Smart Phone!!

Well, Let us see how we can Achieve this… (Mobile Web Server) MWS is a concept introduced by Nokia Research to make the most out of Mobile resources… Though it takes quite a challenge to Handle Requests. its not a bad option to make Mobile as a Web server, as the Phones will be 24×7 On ..and it can be your Portable Web Server…


Imagine a Server RUNNING on your Phone serving Requests when you are moving on a Vehicle!!

If You are a Nokia User and Own any S60 3rd or 5th Version.. You could set up your Server in few minutes of Time… All Thanks to FileWS a 6.8 Mb application which you could get in Nokia’s Ovi Store!!

Fine WS requires Python and Open C support… (You need not worry as Everything comes in a Package with this SIS file) Just hit on Installation and Wait for it to Complete!

Download FineWS 2.3.5 Application to your mobile from Ovi Store or download directly to your PC and Transfer to your Phone..

Just hit on Sign up button to Finish the Installation.. You will be getting an Unique URL which you could use that to access from anywhere!!
Your Files will be stored in E:/Data/DocRoot which serves as resources for your Mobile Site when the Server is Running!! When you have stopped server, User Sees an Offline Message..

I have Set Up FineWS Server on my Nokia S60v5 device.. You could Visit My Mobile Web Site Running on Phone at http://che2on.finemobileweb.net/ (I have hosted a small index.html file with a simple h1 tag)

Here are Few ScreenShots….

Start and Stop your Web Server… Fine WS supports PHP

Check Out Your Site and Install New CMS..

You Can Even Install Simple CMS to Manage Content… Here is a Huge list Available!

Online Webpage Running Making Mobile as Web Server!(simple index.html)

Online Webpage Running Making Mobile as Web Server!(CMS Installed)

Link: OviStore | Download

What do you think of Mobile Web Server?? We like to Hear from you on this Topic.. Feel Free to Comment :)

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